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Purpose · To become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
· To reason mathematically
· To solve problems by applying their maths to a variety of routine and non-routine problems
Process · Modelling and scaffolding of new concepts in every lesson
· Concrete, pictorial and abstract approach used to develop and embed concepts from EYFS up to Year 6
· Mixed ability groups allow all children to master the maths curriculum
· Pre teach sessions and same day interventions for those children who need them
· Exposure to all children of all elements of fluency, reasoning and problem solving over a series of lessons
· Process steps to success are taught and displayed for children to refer to
· Daily practise of arithmetic skills
· Multiplication tables are taught explicitly from Year 2, but Year 1 children are prepared for this by counting in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s
· Specific mathematical vocabulary taught, explored and displayed
· Talking for maths, in every maths lesson allows children to explain their understanding and for misconceptions to be identified
· Counting is part of all maths lessons from EYFS up to Year 6
· Children are taught to form numbers correctly and present their work carefully
Product· Pupils leave Pikemere School with a secure understanding of all aspects of the mathematics curriculum.
· They see how this knowledge and understanding can be applied to real life.
· They are well prepared for the next transition in their education; ready to build on their embedded mathematical skills.
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